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Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse

34 Donald Murray Avenue Park West, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
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Lemon and Lime has been welcoming and impressing guests since 2005. The Houghton family took over in 2015 and have put every ounce of their hearts into the establishment and the daily running thereof. This luxurious guesthouse is centrally located in a tree-lined avenue, in the suburb of Park West in Bloemfontein, and boasts beautifully well-maintained grounds with lush rose filled gardens. Savour the relaxing atmosphere while you enjoy a sherry in winter, read a book on the veranda, take a swim in the pool in summer, or take a stroll in the garden and appreciate the abundant bird life. Lemon and Lime has 12 spacious, stylish, non-smoking rooms. All with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, DStv and personal safes. The facilities on our premises included free Wi-Fi, a pool area, secure on-site parking with a night guard and more. Lemon and Lime is ideal for both business and leisure guests alike. Expect a mixture of stylish accommodation, modern facilities, excellent service, warm Free State hospitality and tranquil surroundings when you visit Lemon and Lime Guesthouse.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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34 Donald Murray Avenue Park West, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse
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Patrick C wrote a review 05 Feb
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Fantastic stay, with the Lemon and Lime staff going out of their way to make our sports club members very comfortable whilst catering for our wide range of dietary requirements and accommodation needs. If you are in Bloemfontein, this is the place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Meg Houghton, Owner at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your very kind words Patrick. We so loved hosting your group and cant wait for next years visit!
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Avesh wrote a review Dec 2023
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This place was excellent - food was great / clean rooms / fast & friendly service from all. I will recommend this place anytime for Business / Leisure travels. I have travelled to many places but this particular one in Bloem stands out. They make you feel like home away from home & it was very peaceful at night as well. The morning breakfast was amazing & I really enjoyed my stay there.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Meg Houghton, Owner at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse
Responded 14 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for your very kind words and noticing the love we put into Lemon & Lime. Looking so forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Regards Meg
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aslabbert2024 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We reserved the family room, expecting to find at least double beds to accommodate our needs. It seems unreasonable to book a room designated for families and then be required to pay for two separate rooms if you need an extra bed instead of a sleeper couch. A family room should ideally cater to the needs of at least five individuals. My son participated in a tennis tournament and required adequate rest during our stay. To ensure his comfort, I allowed him to share the bed with my husband while I made do with the uncomfortable sleeper couch. Unfortunately, the family room was too compact, and the furniture and kitchen did not meet standard expectations. Additionally, the breakfast provided was subpar. If takeaway options are available due to our early departures each morning, it would be appreciated if dietary preferences were considered. For instance, I avoid sweets and white bread, leaving me with limited choices. A plain Cheese sandwich can hardly pass as an adequate breakfast! As an employee of CUT, I chose your guest house based on a colleague's recommendation. However, my experience fell short of expectations, leaving me very disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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672nic wrote a review Jan 2024
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The extreme racism experienced at Lemon and Lime cannot go unmentioned. They use terrible and tedious administration processes as a cover up for the fact that they don't want people of colour staying at their accommodation. The amount of paperwork they required is completely and utterly terrible. They wanted to know the full names and numbers of each and every guest staying there when a group booking was made. They were short of requesting copies of their IDs and most likely background checks. Never in my life have I ever come across such processes. They wanted copies of my ID and credit card because they were worried that I would commit payment fraud. The guests we booked for were treated horribly and constant check-ups were made as if they were living in a prison. This place needs to be known for how badly they treat people of colour!! No visitors were allowed. Everyone had to be quiet and in their rooms by 10!!! White people were treated with so much respect but not us. This is the worst accommodation. When we mentioned and queried this treatment the owner accused us of wanting a discount. This just shows that they even think people of colour cannot afford their accommodation. What a horrible experience!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Markie-Post wrote a review Jan 2024
Durban, South Africa306 contributions44 helpful votes
The whole process of being greeted by Manie (spelling?) and shown to my amazing room. Followed by the personal attention at breakfast by Loretta was really outstanding. With all the little branded personal touches in the room, I can understand why there are comments about it being “home from home”. I arrived a little late in the evening so did not get to enjoy the garden but I will make plans to check-in a little earlier next time.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Good day Mark Thank you so much for your lovely review. I have passed on your kind words to all our staff. We loved having you stay with us and look forward to hosting you in the future. Regards Meg
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jjuys2023 wrote a review Dec 2023
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I always enjoy staying at Lemon and Lime. Smooth check-inn, clean and fully equiped apartments. Management and staff always willing to make your stay as memorable as possible!! That is why I highly recommend yuo to stay at Lemon and Lime!!!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Happy 2024 JJ. Thank you for your very kind review and always being such a wonderful guest. We love having you stay and look forward to your visits. See you soon. Regards Meg
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wsherwood2023 wrote a review Nov 2023
Kimberley, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you, Meg for an enjoyable stay. Accommodation was very comfortable and clean. I enjoyed the breakfast and will next time also order supper. Staff very friendly and obliging Thank you. Will see you again.
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Wayne thank you for your lovely feedback. Looking forward to seeing you soon with a hungry tummy for supper. Regards Meg
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nmashinini wrote a review Oct 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Room had an awful smell and made it hard to sleep. Dinner meal was not worth what was paid for. overall service was horrible, was made to feel like they are doing me a favor :-( Just don't put yourself through the experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Meg Houghton, Owner at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse
Responded 14 Jan 2024
Good day I have put a lot of thought into this response and have decided not to lower myself to your standard and spill the whole story on your activities here when on a business trip. Your words above are not the truth and we both know your unhappiness here had nothing to do with the establishment, the issue was that we wouldn't give you your dinner booked as cash in lue of the dinner for you to spend elsewhere and swindle your company. We provided the exact service your company booked for you and even your colleague was totally happy with the accommodation and dinner, but you weren't as we wouldn't partake in your fraudulent activities and even said on check in but what money will I now use to drink tonight if you don't pay me out. I have hosted many of your colleagues and even higher ups in your company and they have returned without an issue many times, so in that I can see where the problem lies. Luckily your review is a once off and other bookers can see that a review like yours is not the norm. Please just consider your actions before tarnishing a small business's name unnecessarily for your own benefits. Regards Meg
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nlabuschagne wrote a review Oct 2023
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very good service a bit of street noise during night. Overall very good and excellent service .good location and very easy to find the guesthouse Very neat gardens and buildings agoodnd facilities Security
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
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ericbeukes wrote a review Sept 2023
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We really enjoyed our stay; the staff was friendly and the best of all the food was tasty with huge portions. Also, very safe with a guard all night. They also have solar so no load shedding. Would recommend staying here to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the recommendation. We do look forward to host you again in the near future.
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R 1,036 - R 1,132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateBloemfontein
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Vodacom Park (0.4 km), Loch Logan Waterfront (1.0 km), and Mimosa Mall (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include New York Restaurant, Iewers Nice, and Braza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lemon and Lime Luxury Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.